I'm a couple years into my career in corporate finance at an F100. I have my sights set on an M7 MBA later on, and I am interested in pursuing investment management in equities afterwards.
I know that top MBA programs do have recruitment for funds like PIMCO, Fidelity, Wellington, BlackRock, etc, and I'd like to target those, but I am worried that they would expect pre-MBA investment experience in something like Equity Research, IB, or even Investment Management itself.
Can I go from corporate finance > M7 MBA > IM or is it a long shot without prior investment experience? If I move from corporate finance to, say, corporate treasury, development, or strategy (all possibilities right now) before going for my MBA, would that help? What if I also completed my CFA?